interview with Lycanthro

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Have any of you played in other bands? A- i have worked with another Ottawa band called Peronicus for a little while but didn't play with them. And our bassist Kyle use to be in a Ottawa band called Bad Chug.
How is it that you started playing music? A- my parents where painting there room many years ago, and in the effort to get everything out of there rooms I ended up having my dad's 2 guitars in mine. It ended up being a in sight in mind thing. So I slowly started to learn how to play Metallica, AC/DC and stuff like that.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? David Shute Lead Guitar, James Delbridge Lead vocals and Lead Guitar, Nathan Shuman Drums, Kyle Dube Saucisse Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals.
Have you had other previous members? A- we have had previous members. The only (original) member is James Delbridge. But with some people there was conflicts and some just got to busy with other things in life.
Did you make music even when you were young? A- I can't speak for everyone, I personally didn't start making my own music until the I was around 17-18.
Where are you from? A- everyone in Lycanthro is from Ottawa Canada.
What year did the band form? A- the band was started in the winter of 2014, but as the band that it currently is, it started in January of 2016.
What's your style of genre? A- the sub gernre we fall under is Power/Thrash. But we like to try do more classic styled heavy metal.
What inspires you? A- alot of our inspirations come from video games, movies, tv shows, horror storys and heavy metal. One song we play almost every show called "Ride The Dragon" is about a Sky Rim Mission.
How often and where do you reherse? A- we practice together twice a week and depending on what's going on Three times a week.
How have you developed since you started with the music? A- I speak for myself when saying this. But tremendously. Since doing the first show I ever played I have gotten alot more comfortable on stage, moving around more and since I now play more I would also say a better guitarist.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? A- absolutely, for the whole band we are into cooking, Cars, story writing to name some interests.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? A- at this point in time it's not something that's come up in conversation yet. Sometime down the road though yes.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? A- we will be working on getting a label in the not to distant future, no set timeframe though.
What made you decide to make this music? A- I think it's a mix of we wanted to be different from most of the local bands which play more extream metal, and just most of our interests are bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar, Megadeth, and we would like to say that reflects in our music.
What are your songs about? A- our songs are mostly about horror, metal, mythology, and nerdy pop culture.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? A- most of the songs are written by James Delbridge and myself, but Kyke Dube Saucisse and Nathan Shuman have also taken part or brought forward new songs.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? A- we have started with music, Lyrics, melodys and for one song it started as one guitar riff.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? A- sort of kinda but not really, most of the time we write at our homes, but there is one or two songs that where written or inspired by the environment.
Have you done any covers live? A- we have, some songs we have done are Wasted Years and Futureal from Iron Maiden, Fighting The World and Black Wind fire and steel from Manowar, cold sweat from Thin Lizzy, Helpless from Diamond Head, and a pile of Motorhead covers.
What language do you sing in? A- every song is in English.
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? A- the most we have got to play for is around 225, and the least was 5. And that was the bar tender, security and the opening band.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? James Delbridge is the youngest at 18 and everyone else is between 23-24.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? A- we love to change it up. Since our first show together in April last year to now we have done 24 shows so far. And in that time we have only done the same setlist twice.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? A- I would guess we have played Mavericks in Ottawa more times than anywhere else. 
What was your first gig like? A- it was such a amazing rush. I personally was extremely nervous to hit the stage. But it was amazing.
What was your latest gig? A- our last show was alot of fun. It was also our first time playing in Kingston, lots of fun.
Where have you played live this year? In the year of 2017 Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Drummenville, and Kingston. Will be more new city's for us this year.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? There are many ideas in the works for new city's in Ontario. But you will need to keep a eye on us to find that one out.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Our first show selling merch was January 7 and we had our debut EP. Now we have our EP, t shirts, stickers and patches. 
Where can people buy your merchandise? A- at shows and on our website Lycanthro.ca
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? A- it's kind of unfortunate, simply because it's always cool to meet whose buying the music. But that's how things are and you have to move with how things are going. So we have all of our music on music streaming services.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? A- I think it's hurt the local music stores, they still exist and are still going, but on the other hand I think it may have possibly given more people the chance to discover bands they have never heard of. 
What do you think of my work? A- I think this is very cool. Giving smaller bands the chance to talk about what they do in a interview is very cool.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? A- having the exposure to a audience that otherwise wouldn't have known who and what we are help.
Do you have any role models or idols? A- we all have a guitarist, or drummer or bassist we all look up to. But as for certain people. I would personally have to say Dave Murray from Iron Maiden. 
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? A- I would say older bands. But truthfully you will get inspection from whatever you are into new or old.
What have been your biggest obstacles? A- balancing full time jobs and and music. 
What advice would you give other bands or artists? A- play your best, practice practice practice, have fun, and be kind to everyone.
How do you get psyched for a gig? A- once we have the setlists written out and we have walked into the venue we are ready to go.
Do you have any new material? A- we are always writing. We will be going into the studio this November to make a new mini album.
What are your web sites? A- yes, you can find Lycanthro on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our website Lycanthro.ca
How can people reach you? A- people can reach us on all of our social medias and through our email Lycanthrometal@gmail.com
What are your plans for the future? A- more shows, shows in New city's, and releasing new music.
Do you have something to add? A- if you are a fan of classic heavy metal check Lycanthro out. and if you like it, pick the album up and let your local promoter know of Lycanthro.
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